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G&D Deliver Two New Remixes + Video Interview


From Michelle at Audible Treats:

Georgia & Declaime recently dropped their debut LP, SomeOthaShip, on Mello Music Group, and to keep the freshness flowing here come two brand new remixes of one of the album's many standout tracks, "Heaven Or Hell," which also served as the title track of their pre-album, vinyl-only EP. Enter: The Re-Bop, and Queen G Remixes. Both versions are produced and remixed by Georgia Anne Muldrow herself who originally only intended one new remix, but ended up delivering more than she planned. "Georgia wanted to take the reins and create a new remix for the track," says Michael Tolle, founder and head of Mello Music Group. "She ended up creating 3: the album's street version and these two incredibly unique interpretations of the track." The remixed versions find the song with a slightly beefed up head-nod factor, and some choice melodic change-ups. But don't spend too much time figuring out which version you want, grab them both.

During a recent New York stop, when they performed their album release show at SOBs in Februrary, Georgia & Declaime stopped by the Out Da Box TV studios for an in-depth video interview where the duo share their thoughts on everything from the yin-yang type of relationship they have making music together, what inspires them as people and artists, the message in their music, who they enjoy collaborating with, the legacy they hope to leave behind, and much more.

Bay Area fans of Georgia & Declaime can also look forward to seeing the duo perform live when they take the stage Saturday, April 10th alongside Common, The Black Keys, N.E.R.D., and more for Yuri's Night at the NASA Ames Research Center at Mott Field in Mountain View, California. Advance tickets are $49.50 and can be purchased at www.ynba.org.

SomeOthaShip is available at all digital and physical retailers now.

"Heaven Or Hell Re-Bop Remix": http://media.audibletreats.com/Georgia_And_Declaime-Heaven_Or_Hell_Re-Bop_Rmx.mp3

"Heaven Or Hell Queen G Remix": http://media.audibletreats.com/Georgia_And_Declaime-Heaven_Or_Hell_Queen_G-Rmx.mp3

Out Da Box TV Interview: http://vimeo.com/10366563

 http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/someothaship/id347755102




The Background:

In a world made of plastic, Georgia Anne Muldrow & Declaime (AKA Dudley Perkins) breathe. Georgia radiates light into the west coast hip-hip scene with her vocal mixture of social revolution and raw street wisdom. Her choruses echo the voices of yesterday while her beats explore the cosmic sounds of tomorrow. Having already worked with the likes of Erykah Badu, Mos Def, and Madlib, Georgia finds herself taking a well-deserved turn in the spotlight and ready to keep up her collaborative efforts in 2010. Declaime is a veteran to the hip-hop game, with a voice that overflows with bluesy, syncopated veracity. Characterized by his impossible range and stirring cadence, Declaime has the ability to captivate with the unmistakable sound of experience, breathing a spiritual wind back into the funked out vibrations of hip-hop. Combined, Georgia & Declaime have created an impressive catalog of work including Georgia's Worthnothings, Umsindo, and Kings Ballad, plus Declaime's Conversations With Dudley, A Lil Light, Expressions, and Holy Smokes. SomeOthaShip is available now digitally via Mello Music Group.


About Mello Music Group:

Like Lao Tzu in hip-hop, Mello Music Group provides music for the soul, from the heart of American culture, opening the realm of the intelligent hip-hop experience through melodic evocations, beats that corroborate the truth, and voices that roar above the rising void and impose order on the terrible & triumphant moments of everyday life. This is the compelling sound of Mello Music Group. Industry newcomer Michael Tolle founded MMG in 2007 and is acting Director of Operations. MMG will be releasing projects from Oddisee, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Kenn Starr, Finale, Trek Life, Dudley Perkins, Sareem Poems, and YU in 2010. http://www.myspace.com/mellomusicgroup

Video: Moe Green - "Going For The Kill"


From Michelle at Audible Treats:


The Video:

The people that brought you Little Brother's The Listening, J*DaVeY's Beauty In Distortion/Land Of The Lost & Tanya Morgan's Brooklynati proudly present: From Vallejo, CA, the home of Mac Dre and E-40 and the largest city in the United States to declare bankruptcy, MOE GREEN.

Watch the "Going For The Kill" video: http://vimeo.com/9775745


About Interdependent Media:

Founded in 2006 in the Bay Area by Evan Phillips, Interdependent Media has built unique strengths in the development, production, and marketing of recorded music via new methods of marketing and promotion. Armed with a comprehensive understanding of both traditional and emerging methods of marketing, iM has successfully created multi-faceted methods of raising awareness and interest in their projects. Industry veterans Ian "ID" Davis and Dominic Del Bene head operations at iM and are credited with discovering and/or developing artists such as 9th Wonder, Little Brother, Tanya Morgan, Blackalicious, Del the Funky Homosapien, the Hieroglyphics and more. In 2010, iM will be releasing multi-media projects from artists Donwill, TRUTHLiVE, Canibus, Von Pea, Moe Green, A-Plus, and more. For more information, please visit http://www.imculture.com

Streams:

"Going For The Kill" Video:
http://vimeo.com/9775745

"Non Title Match" Video:
http://www.youtube.com/dripdigital#p/u/4/AG9QqQBiuPc

Twitter:
http://twitter.com/moethedreamer

MySpace:
http://www.myspace.com/moethedreamer

Label site::
http://www.imculture.com/

Fat Joe to Release New Album "The Dark Side" in June


From Gio Melchiorre at E1 Entertainment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

E1 MUSIC SIGNS HIP HOP ICON FAT JOE

New studio album “The Dark Side”

to be released on June 28th, 2010

 

(New York, NY) – E1 Music is thrilled to announce the addition of hip hop icon Fat Joe to its burgeoning roster of artists.

Fat Joe will release a new album, titled “The Dark Side,” on June 28th, 2010. The first single, “Slow Down” features Young Jeezy and was just serviced to urban radio. 

Fat Joe states, “It’s been a long time coming. I have a long history with Alan Grunblatt and everyone at E1.  Although it’s a small label, they have the best marketing and promotion staff in the hip hop game and I’m looking forward to working with them on my new album, ‘The Dark Side.’”

Alan Grunblatt, President of E1 Music adds, “I originally signed Fat Joe to his first record deal and was blown away by the new material Joe played me. Fate has brought us back together; trust me when I tell you he’s got bangers for days!”

Joseph “Fat Joe” Cartagena has sold over 2.5 millions album as a solo artist and has taken the hip hop world by storm since his 1993 debut album “Represent.” He followed this impressive debut with success after success.  His album Jealous Ones Still Envy (J.O.S.E.) was a critically-acclaimed, platinum selling album that spawned the hits “What’s Luve” and “We Thuggin.” 

In addition to being a highly successful solo artist, he is also the founder and current C.E.O. of the collective Terror Squad. Joe also had a monster hit with Terror Squad, “Lean Back,” which became a summertime anthem when it was released.

Audio: Skandal - "Home Economics"


From Ian at 7Thirty Entertainment
 
Skandal - Home Economics

Skandal's 'A Quick Snack' EP is available for download digitally today.

Home Economics Download
http://usershare.net/2vhl9i206cow

iTunes Download Link
http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/a-quick-snack-ep/id360953030

A Quick Snack EP Tracklist
1. Kill 'em Wit the Flow (feat. Ciph Barker)
2. Home Economics
3. Bold As F**k
4. Kill 'em Wit the Flow (feat. Klashnekoff, P Money)
Audio: Maintain ft. Ravenous Deen - "Burnin'" & "Sensei Style"


Maintain (of The Understudies) ft. Ravenous Deen - Burnin' / Sensei Style

Download Link: http://usershare.net/rvklrc870sbb

Study Music recording artist Maintain of The Understudies drops a new single to prep you for his upcoming FreEP called "The Process of Progress", due out in March.


Maintain - Burnin' ft. Rav Deen (of After Hijrah) / Sensei Style  Cover Art

Conspiracy Worldwide Radio w/ Public Enemy & Dilated Peoples


From Conspiracy Worldwide Radio:

CONSPIRACY WORLDWIDE RADIO

THE FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE SHOW iTunes PODCAST 

With Live guests - Public Enemy -  Chuck D - Dilated Peoples - Rakaa Iriscience - Strange Famous' B. Dolan - King Magnetic - Blacastan - Matt Maddox - Redphone Records and more!

Broadcast on March 26th 2010


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Show Features

 

On this must hear show we have:

Public Enemy mouthpiece and legendary hip hop icon, Chuck D ,steps away from writing a new song to indulge in a feature-length, 40 minute interview, in which we address many of the pertinent issues surrounding our beloved hip hop culture. From the entrapment of modern music corporations, to the celebrations of our successes as a collective, this interview symbolises a landmark point for the development of Conspiracy Worldwide Radio. Chuck questions whether such artists as Jay Z have changed the world, the psychology of such media icons as Bill O'Reilly, his future musical work with Immortal Technique and much more in an accomplished and positive 40 minute exploration. A MUST hear.

Dilated Peoples are with us in the form of Rakaa Iriscience, as we delve deep into the specifications of his new album and the work of his many musical family members. We discuss Eminem beefs, Alchemist new productions, the Gangrene album, Hex Murda and a lot more, in a refreshing and informative feature-length.Another must hear experience.

Sage Francis and Strange Famous Music's road warrior, B. Dolan , is one of hip hop's most dedicated and massively engrossing artists. His tireless work ethic and unlimited enjoyment of what he does, translate perfectly throughout this interview, as we navigate our way through such topics as Reptilians, activism, spoken word poetry,wearing Evel Knievel costumes and jumping onto crowds and so much more in an enthralling feature. Be sure to check out http://www.knowmore.org .

King Magnetic slopes in live from a Poker game, to face the reality of The Friday Night Live Show. We talk album news, his impressive roster of production and collaborative work and even get the chance to open up the forums to listener questions. Meet Magnetic the man and not just magnetic the artist.

Blactastan is without question, one of hip hop's most satisfying artists. His thrilling vocal abilities and raw, poetic perspectives fill the void left blank by so many other rappers. Expect to hear an upbeat and excitable Blactastan on this interview, as we talk "Black Sabbath" album news, his sacrifices as an artist and much more including an ill freestyle at the end.

AND THAT'S NOT ALL!

Redphone Records recording artist, Matt Maddox is with us to talk about the future of one of underground hip hop's most promising record labels. As well as delivering a freestyle of global proportions, Maddox informs us of his labels plans with such names as Immortal Technique ad Vinnie Paz being dashed around, as we give you the rare chance to meet one of hip hop's newest bloodlines.

Enjoy!

Kalae All Day - One of NY Hip-Hop's Leading Ladies



I was introduced to Kalae All Day by Conscious, late in 2008, while we were all hanging out backstage at the old Knitting Factory in NYC. She didn’t tell me very much about her music, but when Conscious told me he was looking to work with her I knew she had to be one extremely talented woman. Fast forward a year and a half and Kalae All Day is one of the leading ladies of NYC’s hip-hop scene and her just released debut album, AFROMATIKNEOHIPPIEROCK*SOLEMUZIK*, which features the likes of Homeboy Sandman and Mic Wilson (formerly PreZZure), is already a favorite among artists and fans alike. This week I caught up with the woman with the big hair, and equally big smile, to find out all the things she wouldn’t tell me about when we first met, including the ways in which she feels she destroys many of the stereotypes regarding female emcees. 

Read the full interview at:  http://adambernard.blogspot.com/2010/03/artist-of-week-kalae-all-day.html

Videos: DaVinci Speaks On Hometown, Hyphy, Hip-Hop And More


The Videos:

Fillmore District emcee DaVinci, fresh from the March 9th release of his debut album The Day The Turf Stood Still, recently took some time out from his rhyme spree for video interviews with both Ignantwitted and Thizzler On The Roof's "Under The Bay" series. First, DaVinci stopped off in NY to chop it up with Ignantwitted and discussed his hometown, inspirations, the hyphy movement and details on the new album. "Being from the Bay - you can definitely tell that that's influenced my style" explains DaVinci. "That’s the perfect place for me to start with this first album... is to give everybody a visual of what I came from, and then take them as far as I can after that." The Bay Area native also drops some knowledge on gentrification and it's impact on the community and country at large before breaking off some hot bars for the camera. Back on the left coast, DaVinci spoke with Thizzler On The Roof as part of their 'Under The Bay' series. While touching on subjects such as his lifelong love of hip-hop, song making process and motivations, DaVinci also shed some light on the man behind the mic. "[DaVinci is] a dude who paints pictures with words from the hood's perspective - right here in the Fillmore." The young emcee also reveals plans for the future, which involves tour possibilities and a return to the studio for another lyrical masterpiece from the Fillmore.

Igantwitted - DaVinci Interview:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuTiXeS1hpE />
Thizzler On The Roof: Under The Bay - DaVinci:
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCxEHnafRT4 /> Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YL83pLxr1HM />
To Download DaVinci's The Day The Turf Stood Still, please visit: http://www.swtbrds.com/davinci
Alt Link: http://swtbrds.bandcamp.com/album/the-day-the-turf-stood-still

The Background:

The Fillmore District has bred more rappers per capita than any other district in San Francisco, and although the older generations recall its rich musical history rooted in Jazz, the Fillmore today is rife with drugs, turf wars, and mass gentrification. DaVinci, a young MC raised in the Fillmore, is a prime example of the duality of this area, who at the age of 13 was homeless, hungry, and hopeful for a way out. Explains DaVinci, "My music has everything to do with my environment: from robbing, killing, pimpin' to selling and abusing drugs," he explains about his heavy content. "It's a direct reflection of what my friends and family have been through and are still going through." While his story is similar to many other young rappers’ upbringings, DaVinci was surrounded by an incredible pool of Fillmore talent and by studying with the greats, he was able to sharpen his skills and aim higher than most, cultivating his story-telling abilities beyond mere drug-and-gun-talk. Growing up in the same 10-block radius as Bay Area rap legends San Quinn and JT the Bigga Figga, DaVinci was content in merely watching the next generation follow in their footsteps, until he received overwhelming praise from his peers from a mixtape appearance, which then prompted him to pursue rap professionally. In 2006, San Quinn welcomed him onto the "Pressure Makes Diamonds Tour" with rap veterans Xzibit and Tech N9ne. Since the tour, DaVinci has kept busy appearing on numerous mixtapes and compilations, as well as preparing his official debut album, The Day The Turf Stood Still. The Day The Turf Stood Still is availbale now via SWTBRDS Creative Collective.

Streams:

Igantwitted Interview:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuTiXeS1hpE

Thizzler On The Roof Interview:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCxEHnafRT4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YL83pLxr1HM

"Idle Mind" (Studio Footage Video):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8a5QzVIaFo
http://vimeo.com/10251291

"Hustler's Theme" (Prod. By Blunt):
http://media.audibletreats.com/DaVinci-Hustlers_Theme_Prod_By_Blunt.mp3

24KMilkCrate.Com TV: DaVinci Interview Pt. 1:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJVELfOPNA0

24KMilkCrate.Com TV: DaVinci Interview Pt. 2:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uLGeNy9dS0

"Real N*ggaz Remix" Feat. Kaz Kyzah and ROD:
http://media.audibletreats.com/DaVinci-Real_Niggaz_Remix_Feat_Kaz_Kyzah.mp3

Video montage:
http://vimeo.com/88705653
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icopGNwzXGg

"Trickle Down" Prod. By Blunt:
http://media.audibletreats.com/DaVinci-Trickle_Down_Prod_By_Blunt.mp3

"It's On Me" Prod. By Blunt:
http://media.audibletreats.com/DaVinci-Its_On_Me_Prod_By_Blunt.mp3

Bio, pictures, and streams available here:
http://www.audibletreats.com/download/davinci/

Twitter:
http://twitter.com/donjohnDaVINCI
http://twitter.com/sweetbreadscc

MySpace:
http://www.myspace.com/jdavinci

Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sweetbreads-Creative-Collective/46070018327

Official Site:
http://music.swtbrds.com/artists/davinci/

Label Site:
http://music.swtbrds.com/

Devin The Dude To Release "Suite #420" On April 20th


HOUSTON RAPPER DEVIN THE DUDE TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM,

SUITE #420, ON APRIL 20TH, 2010

(New York, NY)- E1 Music is excited to announce the much anticipated release of Devin The Dude’s appropriately titled new album, Suite 420, on April 20th, 2010.  Suite 420 features The Odd Squad (Jugg Mugg, Devin & Rob), Smit D (originally from the Facemob), 14K, Tony Mac, Ced-B, Kory-B, School-Boy, Alpha-Bet-D with production by Mirawge  & Big Baby, Mike Dean, Rob Quest, Luster Baker, C-Ray, Q-Stone, Reggie Coby, and Devin The Dude himself.

 

The first single, “What I Be On” will be serviced shortly.

The Houston rapper has laid down five solo albums that have highlighted his impressive storytelling skills and made him one of the most respected and sought-after artists in the industry. As one of the few emcees who have worked with the best in the underground, mainstream, East, West and South, Devin is your favorite rapper’s favorite rapper.

He has released five solo albums: The Dude (1998), Just Tryin' ta Live (2002), To tha X-Treme (2004), Waitin' to Inhale (2007), and Landing Gear (2008).

 

Born in St. Petersburg, Florida and raised in Houston, Texas, Devin literally lived next door to music as a youngster. Living in a house in front of radio station WRXB in St. Petersburg, Devin found that one man's trash was another man's treasure when he'd discover and collect old records the station threw in the trash. Before long, he and his brother started pulling out their mom's record player and throwing parties in their front lawn. When he finally stumbled across Hip Hop, Devin found his first calling as a pop-locker performing for friends, family and even his elders at the neighborhood nursing home.

After his show-stealing appearances on Scarface's 1998 “My Homies” compilation, Devin dropped his solo debut The Dude to rave reviews including a coveted 4-mics rating in The Source, a rarity for Southern Hip Hop artists at the time. Inspired by the Quincy Jones album of the same name, The Dude introduced Devin as a unique voice that made you feel at ease instead of threatened.

 

Though the album didn't sell through the roof, “The Dude” won the hearts of both rap fans and rappers themselves. Devin found unexpected fans in Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre who not only invited Devin to appear on "F*ck You" from Dre’s Chronic 2001Up In Smoke Tour as well. album, but had him join them on their widely popular

For more information, please go to:

www.myspace.com/devinthedude or www.e1music.us

Audio: Styles P - "That Street Life"


From Chris Herche at E1 Entertainment:

STYLES P
“THAT STREET LIFE”


http://rcpt.yousendit.com/843455131/90107b6dfe1164568a8ddc1fda997b78
 

NEW ALBUM COMING

MAY 4TH

 


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